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Sunglasses for babies ??

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mumtosp Tue 07-May-13 20:36:32


The NHS website recommends that babies should wear sunglasses to protect their eye from the sun and that the sunglasses should comply with certain British Standards ( Does anyone know where I can get these??

I've tried all the high street shops and even though they have a wide range of sunglasses for babies, none of them mentions anything about the British Standard. I even called the customer service helpline of a few stores and they were unable to confirm if their sunglasses complied with the standards... hmm

Thanks !

cherrycherry41 Tue 07-May-13 20:37:57

We got some from mothercare today, £5 smile

5madthings Tue 07-May-13 20:38:44

Jo jo mam.bebe used to and in some of their high street shops, dont know if they still do?

MyBalletShoes Tue 07-May-13 20:40:04

We bought some from a camping shop last week. Not sure about any particular 'standards' though.

5madthings Tue 07-May-13 20:42:49

Here smile

Loupee Tue 07-May-13 20:47:00

Most reputable shops will sell sunglasses that conform to the EU standard, this is not limited to children's sunglasses but applies to all.
I know the tags on sunglasses in boots state they conform to this standard and what filter category they are.

Cubtrouble Tue 07-May-13 20:59:53

ZOOBUGS. I bought a pair of these for my son this week, whilst fairly expensive £30 blush they are brilliant, sturdy and flexible so will not break and come in their own tiny case.
I was recommended them by an optometrist.

They are childrens glasses specialists. You will not be disappointed.

scissy Tue 07-May-13 21:10:23

you can get babybanz from amazon, useful as they wrap around the head so they're less likely to pull them off. They're an aussie brand but conform to the standards.

mrsyattering Tue 07-May-13 21:43:29

we had babybanz when ours were really wee. they ate Australian; abc tgey know there stuff regarding sun protection smile

mrsyattering Tue 07-May-13 21:44:07


olivertheoctopus Tue 07-May-13 21:45:14

How old? Mine had Babybanz when teeny and now Jublo ones. Bought in ski resort for vast amounts of money but v good.

mrsyattering Tue 07-May-13 21:45:42

*and they know their stuff..... bloody auto correct!shock

mumtosp Wed 08-May-13 09:00:27

Thanks all!
Loupee Even I assumed that most stores will only stock sunglasses that comply with standards... but I was surprised when they weren't able to confirm...

Cubtrouble I did check out Zoobugs... Just have to convince myself that about spending £30-£40 for my 7 mo smile

Will also have a look at JoJo and Baby BanZ...

babySophieRose Wed 08-May-13 10:29:22

My DD 18 months doesn't keep sunglasses on, so we use a hat ��.

GingerDoodle Wed 08-May-13 10:34:14

I am awaiting delivery of a pair for my 7mo -

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